Skip to comments.The High Price of Impatience: Michelle Jets Off To Hawaii With The Kids For 17 Day Vacation
Posted on 12/16/2011 1:03:19 PM PST by Steelfish
The High Price of Impatience: Michelle Jets Off To Hawaii With The Kids For 17 Day Vacation Before The President Can Leave ... At A Cost of $100,000 To The taxpayer By LYDIA WARREN 16th December 2011
With thousands of families struggling to raise funds for Christmas, you would think the Obamas might manage a little thriftiness.
But today, Michelle Obama and her two daughters fly to Hawaii for a 17-day holiday - days before the president joins them. The separate flights will incur costs of more than $100,000 to the taxpayer.
Vacation: The President was scheduled to begin his trip on December 17 - but his family will leave without him. Last year's trip to Hawaii, pictured, was also delayed Obama has vowed to stay in Washington until Congress passes an extension of the payroll tax cut and will join his family before Christmas. By not waiting for Congress to reach a decision before jetting off together, the family is inflicting eye-watering costs on the taxpayer.
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You know, I wouldn’t really entirely care if they weren’t so hypocritical about government transparency, “cutting spending,” and “there for the common man” garbage.
perhaps we need to let them know that all that free air transport was meant to apply to the President. F’n woman thinks she’s Cleopatra.
Well... having set a new world record... she must be exhausted. Needs some R&R pronto.
Merry Christmas Obamas, luxe de luxe.
Any way we can move the country before she tries to come back?
Meanwhile I will keep looking for a job while you are on vacation in Hawaii for 17 days. Maybe I’ll be back to paying taxes by the time you return.
Yes, she must be exhausted.
It’s been... what... a whole 3 weeks since their last vacation?
They’re already going to be in Asia. Isn’t that far enough away from the US to suit you?
As if they've ever paid a dime out of their own pockets. Who's paying for MO's kobe beef and lobster, the shopping trips or the expenses of their extended family and guests? Maybe that's hidden somewhere in that trillion dollar bill that was passed yesterday.
I was going to pray for a typhoon, but I was born in Hawaii and I’d probably regret my wish. Difference is, I could raise the money to visit the state of my birth, but finances need to be allocated elsewhere.
Waste of money, time, resources, jet fuel and a total waste of the time of the Secret Service...for what...so you and your daughters can go to Hawaii “early” ahead of your husband (who will waste another $250,000 flying to Hawaii)?
Also...never in my life have I ever heard of Barack Hussein (yeah pretend middle name) Obama simply allowing the Iranians to “keep” a drone that lands in their country. Is he clueless? Does he not understand that you are supposed to destroy the drone instead of “asking for it back”.
Please stop wasting our money and do your job...
You’d think prudence, if not empathy for the national distress, would have led her to delay her departure until Dad finished his business.
I have searched the internet to find out who paid for Michelle’s big trip to Spain last year, when she took a whole planeload of hangers-on with her to a resort there. But have had no luck determining how much that trip cost, or who paid for it.
You who dare to critique the wookie
Did they ever vacation in Hawaii before they had the US taxpayer to pay the transportation?
There’s some information in this article, but I don’t know how accurate.
SPAIN: AUGUST 2010
Michelle Obama and 40 of her friends paid for personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.
But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the 68-strong security detail, personal staff and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.
Payment for the secret service team ran at around $281 each - nearly $98,000 for the duration of the summer break.
Use of Air Force Two comes in at $149,900 for the round trip, not including time on the ground.
Mrs Obama’s personal staff, of which there were an unknown number, should also be taken into account.
HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010
According to the Hawaii Reporter, the bill for the trip included:
* $63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President
* $1,000,000 on Mr Obamas return trip from Washington on Air Force One
* $16,000 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals
* $134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel
* $251,000 in police overtime
* $10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times
SKI TRIP TO VAIL: FEBRUARY 2011
Michelle Obama and her daughters stayed at the Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain, where rooms cost more than $2,400 for multi-bedroom suites.
The family appear to have flown there on Air Force Two.
They were escorted to the resort by about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD: AUGUST 2011
The Blue Heron Farm estate, where the Obama family stayed, rents for about $50,000 a week.
Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama flew to the estate just hours before the president to make the most of the holiday - again, incurring extra flight costs.
According to U.S. News and World Report, the Coast Guard was required to keep ships floating near the property. The presidential helicopter and jet remain at the ready and security agents will be on 24-hour duty.
How many days of school have the Great Leader’s offspring missed for vacations?
“At A Cost of $100,000 To The taxpayer”
We should be so lucky. Hidden expenses and cost overruns will multiply that paltry sum 10 times over. That’s counting extra Secret Service, cooks, servants, family, friends, PR for media, cars, meals, entertainment and so on. These people collect fringe benefits like Imelda Marcos collected shoes.
Aren’t they afraid Hawaii will capsize?
Is she taking her “special friend” Secret Service agent with her on this trip?
Not to worry, the Duffer-in-Chief will soon visit the links in those Asian Islands. We will see pictures of his golf togs, bike rides and maybe even at the beach. We are so lucky!
I wish someone would compose a list of cost per day since Obama took office of Michelle Obama’s expenditures tax payers money on her private hair stylist, beauty treatments, cosmetic surgeons, trips , clothes, decorating, etc. and compare them to the past first ladies!
Michelle and her kids don’t fly on the same plane as Obama because they fear it is dangerous
What flight is Bo, the pup, going on?
Oh, my dear, I’m sure the Obongos retain private tutors for the princesses, donochano.
Best wishes in your job search! Hope a new door will be opened for you.
Too bad they did not punch in the wrong heading and land in the alutians.
Only IF she/IT possessed such qualities of which you speak.
They are such selfish people. Low income people can’t even afford to have Christmas and the Obama’s grab everhything they can? Taxpayers pay the bills for them!
While Rome burns.....
Just look in a mirror. :(
The good news is that despite the Obamas' delusions to the contrary, there is no free lunch. They are destined to learn the hard way. As soon as they are hurled headlong into the Abyss, they'll figure out that it's payback time, and the devil is a loan shark. Heh, they might even know that already, but think that the rules don't apply to them.
Talk about a couple of evil morons sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
Hey Obamas: your harvest is almost ready. Bon Appetit!
Never happen, there's already bogus numbers out there provided by the white house that allege that much of these high class vacations are paid for by the Obama's, including the $3,000 plus per day accomodations.
How the hell these grifters can afford those prices is beyond my comprehension. What is it about Democrats with nothing getting elected to the white house and becoming instant multi-millionaires?????????
What budget line item does it go under?
Bo has his own plane. Piss be upon you.
>>>woman thinks shes Cleopatra<<<
I can honestly say that they have taken more vacations in the last 3 years than I have in the last 20 years.
It's good to be King.
Small point, but in the picture 0bama is wearing makeup.
Last picture at the bottom.